/ Sulcis Meridionale
Grapes: 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
“Barrua” is the name of the vineyard parcel within the Sulcis Iglesente region in southwest Sardinia. Grapes are sourced from the Barrua and Narcao vineyards. The Sulcis region is dominated by Carignano, the blend’s predominant grape of Spanish origin that is known for elegant and velvety tannins. Carignano has perfect terroir in the warm, well-exposed brown earth, composed of calcareous, clay and sandy soil. International varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot also thrive in the area’s optimal conditions. Bush vines are closely planted to minimize yields and maximize the wine’s concentration. Production is low: 0.4 millimeters. The final blend is a mix of these grapes balanced for the best results in the specific conditions of each harvest.
Wine Enthusiast2015 vintage
The 2015 vintage had an overall good season. Spring and summer provided great conditions for our grapes to ripen perfectly. Within the beginning of September, they were ready for the harvesting. We had a few days of rain in late September, which luckily did not affect our grapes. The quality of the grapes this season were wonderful.
With a deep violet color, the wine displays clean; on the nose elegant aromas of spices, wild herbs and mature red fruits. On the palate, the wine is soft and elegant, a unique blend of sage, myrtle, rosemary, vanilla flavors and fine tannins. Notes of red fruits, pepper and liquorice add an interesting spiciness before a harmonious and persistent finish.
Roasted and grilled meat, game, and seasoned cheese.
GRAPES: 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
APPELLATION: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
ACIDITY: 4.59 g/l
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes
points of distinction
- A modern blend made primarily from the Carignano grape.
- First released in the 2002 vintage
about the grape +
Carignan has an alluring blend of violet, spice, wild herb, red and black currant, and forest floor characters. Its assertive acidity and rustic gamey characters are great blending elements.
Beside having all the characteristics of a great terroir the south west corner of Sardinia where Barrua and Narcao are located, has a great quality of light which makes the maturations of the grapes perfect and very complex.